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Strange News Story Number Thirteen

"Dangerous Safety Lesson"
This story is about a good idea with bad results. Enjoy!

Vocabulary Story

A company trying to continue its five-year perfect (1) safety record showed its workers a film (2) aimed at encouraging the use of (3) safety goggles on the job.

According to the Health and Safety Council News, the film's (4) depiction of (5) gory industrial accidents was so (6) graphic that twenty-five workers (7) suffered minor injuries in their (8) rush to leave (9) the screening room. Thirteen others (10) fainted, and one man required seven (11) stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching the film.

New Words

(1) an exact list of every problem they had with safety (it seems they had ZERO problems in the past 5 years!)
(2) with that goal - they are trying
(3) glasses that can protect your eyes
(4) showing
(5) bloody or violent
(6) showing very clearly
(7) received
(8) hurry
(9) showing of a film
(10) lost consciousness (like falling asleep!)
(11) they doctor must use a needle and thread to close a cut

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